I have researched this film for a long time and have three different versions. Most of them have stripped off the opening credits, changed names and also deleted the songs and guitar parts by Travis. It is obvious that "Palmer Thompson" is actually Jim Thompson. The title alone proves this to me but I have found no article or book that references it. It is not mentioned in "Savage Art". Would appreciate any info.
March 9, 2016 Subject:
A good story, but.......
About the only facets that have any merit are the story and some of the acting. Johnny Cash does poor ad-lib of the guitsr music. His acting is mediocher, at best. A surprise was Ron Howard, who out shined his on screen mother.
Overall, not a must see.
February 19, 2012 Subject:
AKA Wrong Title
Johnny does not go door to door. He pretends once. Also, we real maniacs don't like titles like this they are derisive. We (hardly ever) go door to door killing people (either).
Reviewer:Jeeper One Radio
January 19, 2011 Subject:
MISTITLED OR MISDIRECTED TO THE WRONG FILE
You could be downloading the WRONG file. ALL the links point to a file entitled FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE.
If that's the actual title, then the uploader needs to retitle his/her upload so the information is accurate.
August 13, 2010 Subject:
Break some more china ornaments
Wonderful sleeze factor in this movie.
March 6, 2009 Subject:
June 7, 2008 Subject:
This is the title under which I saw the film back in the '60s, but there is also a copy of it here in the archive under an alternate title, Five Minutes to Live. I seem to remember thinking that Cash's appearance changed from scene to scene, as though the film was shot over a prolonged period of time.
April 15, 2008 Subject:
I enjoyed it.
No, they don't knock on doors to kill people. Johnny Cash, posing as a guitar teacher, knocks on one door in order to take the bank manager's wife hostage while his cohort robs the bank. Merle Travis has a small role and you'll hear some of his guitar virtuosity. Ron Howard plays the woman's son.